These 7 Girls Took 'Grown Up' Pictures, And The Results Are Pretty Inspiring

Erica Williams Simon

Clearly the world needs to be reminded of the powerful role women play in making history. If dressing up and taking beautiful pictures does that, even better! I’m so excited that people keep coming up with creative ways to teach girls to follow not just in the footsteps of princesses and fairies but of leaders and legends.

Annie Leibovitz is among the most famous portrait photographers today:

Dolores Huerta, a labor leader and civil rights activist, co-founded the modern-day United Farm Workers alongside Cesar Chavez:

Michelle Obama, an American lawyer and writer, is the wife of the 44th president of the United States. She's the first African-American first lady:

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter best known for surrealist folk art:

CoCo Chanel was a French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand:

Mother Teresa was a Nobel Peace Prize laureate whose humanitarian efforts have aided people in need worldwide:

Dr. Maya Angelou was an author and poet whose prolific works earned her dozens of awards and 30+ honorary doctoral degrees:

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